The F-4D fighter jet of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force from the 10th Tactical Air Base crashed in the southeast of the country on 11 July.
The F-4D fighter jet was on a training mission when it went down over the Chabahar city. A local medical official from the city of Chabahar told that the jet crashed in a mountainous area at around 10:15 am local time.
According to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA), both crew members safely ejected themselves out of the aircraft. Two pilots are hospitalized, one has a neck injury, the other has a leg.
The local source reported that Iranian fighter jet crashed due to a technical malfunction.
Thirty-two of the Air Force F-4Ds were sold to Iran in 1968. Deliveries started in 1968, were completed in 1969.
The F-4D is a special version of fighter jet tasked with air to air interception duties. In addition to the AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder, the F-4D was also capable of firing the Falcon missile. Also, F-4Ds were the first aircraft to use laser-guided munitions carrying GBU-1O/B Mk 84 Laser guided bombs in May 1968.